The collections presented at Salone 2015 embody Arper’s Soft Tech approach to design, an ever-present element in the design of every single product detail. Products conceived for contemporary work spaces, never disregarding the interaction with people. Products with a built-in technology, invisible, human, a mean and not an end, aiming to ensure the wellbeing of those who experience objects every day.
Designed by the Spanish studio Lievore Altherr Molina, Parentesit can be customized with the addition of a speaker or LED lights. The wide range of geometric shapes and colors ensures high levels of comfort, including visual comfort. The bold, graphic forms are available in three shapes––a circle, a square or an oval––that speak to diverse environments and can be further customized with the addition of a speaker or ambient light. These geometric forms can stand-alone or be paired together for greater impact. The signature and elemental shapes of Parentesit complement Arper’s clean, minimal language to create a visual element that is as functional as it is modern.
Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, Steeve is a modern, modular system imagined for the refined home or work environment. Customizable in a wide range of fabrics, leathers and finishes, Steeve’s three versatile components––bench, armchair and sofa and relative modules––can be arranged to accommodate any interior space allowing for countless configurations. Steeve’s silhouette is solid and architectural while at the same time appearing slender, light and volumetric. Its uniquely manufactured seamless back and arm covers are stretched to fit the frame––an industry innovation that eliminates the need for more complex upholstery techniques
The longtime collaboration with the Lievore Altherr Molina studio has led to Arper’s first office chair, Kinesit. A minimalist light design seamlessly blends in with technological innovation, embodied by an invisible mechanism hidden in the seat and providing a synchronized movement; height adjustment built-in commands and an adjustable lumbar support guarantee maximum comfort. The chair, launched at Orgatec 2014, has been presented to the international public of Salone del Mobile with a new function: the new Kinesit model fitted with a 2D movement adjustable armrest.
Designed by Studio Fattorini+Rizzini+Partners the Cross Table is adaptable, open and generous, and perfectly suited for collaborative work environments. Thanks to optional configuration arrangements it can serve as a temporary meeting ground for group gatherings or a communal work station with room enough to share. The table’s substantial length, both minimal and architectural, features a sturdy structure with ample space to create. A central outlet allows computers to plug in accommodating the everchanging needs of the dynamic, contemporary office. Cross offers a flexible, supportive workspace with sleek, consummate style.